The county has a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km). The history of Lancashire begins with its founding in the 12th century.In the Domesday Book of 1086, some of its lands were treated as part of Yorkshire.
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archaically the County Palatine of Lancaster; abbreviated Lancs.) is a non-metropolitan ceremonial county in north west England.
The county town is Lancaster although the county's administrative centre is Preston.
To the existing county boroughs of Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn, Bolton, Bootle, Burnley, Bury, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, St.
Helens and Wigan were added Blackpool (1904), Southport (1905), and Warrington (1900).
In the Domesday Book, land between the Ribble and Mersey were known as "Inter Ripam et Mersam" In 1889, the administrative county of Lancashire was created, covering the historical county except for the county boroughs such as Blackburn, Burnley, Barrow-in-Furness, Preston, Wigan, Liverpool and Manchester.